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Offline Satyagraha

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A demonstration brought to you by Adbusters & Twitter... sound familiar?

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"Occupy Wall Street" Today in NYC:
A "Day of Rage" Kicking Off Our Own Arab Spring?

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/667756/%22occupy_wall_street%22_today_in_nyc%3A_a_%22day_of_rage%22_kicking_off_our_own_arab_spring/

Later today, activists will file downtown and set up tarps, tents and sleeping bags to being an "occupation" of Wall Street in protest of the financial and corporate hegemony. Their specific demand is for free and fair elections, ending big contributions and demanding that one citizen be allowed to contribute a dollar.

But more generally, the aim of the protests is to demonstrate a "Tahrir Square in the West"--to show the powers that be that Americans are as stalwart and unyielding in their pursuits of justice as citizens who are taking part in the "Arab Spring."

Here's the latest update from Adbusters, an organizer of today's events:

   
    Saturday's occupation begins at noon in Bowling Green Park. The first people's assembly will start at 3 p.m. at One Chase Manhattan Plaza and continue until our one demand is agreed upon by all. Check out the full schedule of events.

        A leaked bulletin from the New York Police Department reveals that they expect at least 5,000, and maybe even 20,000 people to swarm Wall Street tomorrow. That just might be enough for us to pull this off!

        A telephone support line has been set up by occupywallst.org. For directions or help call (877) 881-3020 to speak with a local activist. For legal advice, or to report an arrest, call the National Lawyers Guild at (212) 679-6018.

This should be an exciting movement to follow. To follow the protests in real time, check out the Twitter hashtags#usdor, #sept17, or #occupywallstreet.
And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23occupyBankOfEngland

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Please remember that while the USA has #occupywallstreet
the UK has #occupybankofengland and Spain & France have their own protests...
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And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

Offline Mr Grinch

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Its kind of sad to see all the silly indoctinaire bullhorn banter about "comrades" and "unity among socialists, communists, democrats, general lefties....oh and even neo-cons" by aspiring Rachel Maddow wannabe.

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Offline catfish1

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be lucky to get 200 let alone 20,000

Offline jfranko4

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Whats wrong with this? They are targeting the right people (the bankers) and instead of doing 1 day worthless protests which can be ignored they are trying to stop certain corrupt parts of society functioning. All alex jones followers and libertarians should try camping out around the fed for a while.

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If they were serious about disrupting Wallstreet's business as usual, they would have planned this during the trading week.
The resistance starts here. Unfortunately, the entire thing is moving beyond the intellectual infowar. I vow I will not make an overt rush at violent authority, until authority makes it's violent rush at me and you. I will not falter, I will not die in this course. For that is how they win.

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Alternet: "No north American Union"

They call it xenophobia just to say it exists

Ultimately you are being led by those who lie to you

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